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About Lynn Compton

Lynn Compton is an independent businesswoman, mother and 20-plus-year Nipomo resident who has had the privilege of serving the people of San Luis Obispo County as 4th District Supervisor since her election in 2014.

Lynn was born and raised in Indiana, where she developed an appreciation for agriculture at an early age. After graduating from Purdue University, she accepted a sales and marketing position with an agricultural company in the Midwest, eventually relocating to California.

Years ago, Lynn and her family started Valley Farm Supply, Inc., a locally owned agricultural supply company that provides products and services to growers and ranchers throughout California. While building the family business, Lynn obtained a law degree and raised twin daughters who are now teenagers.

As a Central Coast resident and small business owner, Lynn has seen how politics-as-usual can hurt the families of South County. She understands first-hand the impacts that water, taxes, and economic and regulatory issues have on our quality of life. Lynn was inspired to seek public office so that she could work to create and implement policies and solutions that create opportunities for those living in the 4th Supervisorial District.

As our County Supervisor, Lynn has been a vocal advocate for the people of South County. Some of her accomplishments on the Board of Supervisors include:

  • Leading the fight to restore park and recreation funding and facilities for South County
  • Preserving Proposition 13 taxpayer protections
  • Supporting the formation of a countywide Tourism Marketing District
  • Opposing the largest tax increase in the county’s history
  • Championing the construction of a new county shelter for abandoned and abused animals
  • Brokering an agreement to address South County residents’ public safety concerns by relocating a Sheriff’s Substation

She has also fought for streamlined processes in the building and planning department to increase the number of workforce housing units available throughout the county.

Lynn is a community volunteer and member of several local charities and organizations, including California Cattlemen’s Association, California Farm Bureau, California Women for Agriculture, Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce, Nipomo Chamber of Commerce, San Luis Obispo Business and Property Owner’s Association, California Cattlewomen’s Association, St. Patrick’s Elementary School, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, Dana Adobe, Footprinters, and the Humane Society.


CAL FIRE Local 2881,
San Luis Obispo Chapter

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Nipomo Chamber of Commerce

Katcho Achadjian
Former 35th District Assemblyman
Former 4th District Supervisor, San Luis Obispo County

Debbie Arnold
5th District Supervisor, San Luis Obispo County

Andrea Seastrand
Former 22nd District Congresswoman
President, Central Coast Taxpayers Association

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Andrea Seastrand, former Congresswoman and President, Central Coast Taxpayers Association

"Lynn Compton can be absolutely trusted to fight for taxpayers, and she’s exactly the type of courageous leader we need on the Board of Supervisors. I’ve worked with Lynn for years. You’d be hard pressed to find a more honest, hardworking and dedicated public servant who is committed to making government work for the people. Many in California are attempting to erode Proposition 13 and all the taxpayer protections it affords, only to go on wasteful spending sprees with our hard-earned money. We’re fortunate to have taxpayer advocates like Lynn in our corner. Please join me in supporting Lynn Compton for 4th District Supervisor in 2018."

Katcho Achadjian, former California State Assemblyman and SLO County Supervisor

"I am proud to support Lynn Compton to represent the 4th District, a seat I once held. She’s a very hard worker, very visible in the community, and very accessible to her constituents. She's a leader with great understanding of what it takes to make ends meet, a businesswoman herself and mother of two beautiful children who were born and raised in the 4th District. She knows first-hand the issues facing our county and is not afraid of taking difficult position to benefit the people she represents. She's been a tenacious voice for common sense and is deserving of our support for another term in the office of the Board of Supervisors."

Ruth Brackett, former 4th District Supervisor and Small Business Owner

"I'm proud to be on Supervisor Compton's team. She's working hard for Nipomo and South County."

Howard Hess

"Thank you, Supervisor Compton, for your time to meet with and genuine concern for all people in the County!"

Jeremy Burns, Arroyo Grande Police Officers Association

“Lynn has proven herself to be committed to public safety. We endorsed Lynn in 2014 because she promised to keep public safety top of mind. We’re proud to support her once again, because she doesn’t just talk about keeping our neighborhoods and communities safe. Lynn makes sure that funding public safety and law enforcement is a top budget priority for San Luis Obispo County.”

Danny Richard, San Luis Obispo Chapter Director, CAL FIRE Local 2881

“Lynn’s leadership has been pivotal in providing San Luis Obispo County with the finest public safety services in the state. Lynn understands that public safety needs to be a top priority of county government.”

Steven N. Annibali, Arroyo Grande Retired Police Chief

“In my nearly forty years of public service I have found few elected officials that are both fully engaged and as approachable as you have been," said former Arroyo Grande Chief of Police, Steven N. Annibali. "You have represented the 4th District well and I enthusiastically endorse your candidacy.”

Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

“Lynn ran her 2014 campaign on protecting both Proposition 13 and our working taxpayers. Supervisor Compton has delivered on that promise, been a powerful champion of Proposition 13 and a tireless advocate for lower taxes. Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC is proud to endorse her again.”